Archive | June, 2017

Black widow spider venom poisoning

A black widow spider is easy to identify with its black, plump and shiny hour-glass shaped, red mark on its abdomen. The spiders are not aggressive and only bite if threatened. A bite from a black widow spider is not usually fatal but can still trigger some serious and uncomfortable symptoms. If an individual has […]

What is hepatitis E?

Hepatitis E is a potentially serious acute ailment brought about by the hepatitis E virus. Take note that the virus specifically targets the liver. The condition is prevalent in developing countries. Hepatitis E typically settles on its own but might progress into acute liver failure. In most cases of hepatitis E, it is due to […]

What is eczema herpeticum?

Eczema herpeticum is an uncommon, sore skin rash brought about by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). It is the virus responsible for causing cold sores and can spread via skin contact. The condition typically affects infants and young children with eczema or other forms of inflammatory skin issues. In some cases, adults are also affected. […]

What is radiculopathy?

Radiculopathy is a pinched nerve in the spine. It develops with changes in the adjacent bones and cartilage from injury or from wear and tear. These changes places pressure on the nerve root. The nerve root is the region of every spinal nerve that departs the spinal cord and moves via an opening in the […]